Assign processes, employees and machines to projects and to each individual part
In order to complete all your projects on time, including all the individual parts to be manufactured, manufacturing planners initially perform preplanning, then project planning and finally detailed planning and resource planning. ProLeiS provides useful apps for this process with graphical support that covers your company's infrastructure and all your processes. All apps are linked with the same ProLeiS database and always provide up-to-date information.
In detail: Manufacturing planning starts with importing the product structure (from Excel, for example.) Manufacturing planners first specify deadline milestones for their projects that indicate when each part has to be completed; this allows the assembly and tryout of the overall die to begin on time. They then define the specific CAD/CAM/NC processes that will be used to manufacture the parts and the employees and machines that will do the work.
Preplanning and project planning
In preplanning, the milestones for one or more simultaneous projects are represented. The duration of the projects, details on the individual milestone sections, capacity utilization information and associated files are all represented in the ProLeiS project planner and explorer:
The project overview visualizes the duration of the projects, details on the individual milestone sections and capacity utilization.
All preplanning and project planning functions are performed using the project planner. This includes creating new structures, inserting milestone and process templates and supporting planning templates with a single click for extremely fast and effective preplanning.
After creating the project structures, the project Explorer provides access to all project information and all documents like Word files, PDFs and images.
Detailed planning and resource planning
In detailed planning, planners assign bill of material numbers and processes to the parts to be manufactured, thereby creating a network plan that includes all of the processes required to manufacture the individual parts and the overall die after assembly and tryout. For this process, they specify all manufacturing steps and times using standardized templates. Automatic capacity synchronization helps with planning employees and machines. The result is a transparent supply of orders for all employees and machines that is represented in each personal planning view.
The ProLeiS planning apps provide convenient functions for this process:
Bill of materials viewer
Your benefits in the overall process
- High degree of transparency in the manufacturing process
- Improved on-time delivery
- Better resource utilization
- Optimized manufacturing
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